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October 3, 2018 8:36 PM Philadelphia shooting: Gunman OPENS FIRE at Germantown shopping centre

A GUNMAN has opened fire outside a shopping centre in Philadelphia injuring at least five people. One man is in a critical condition after being shot in the head, police said. Gunfire erupted in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighbourhood shortly before 8pm BST (3pm local time). At least five people were shot in the attack, which happened in a car park outside 13

September 10, 2018 7:00 AM Extra parking spaces needed near Southend Hospital

MAJOR changes are being proposed to parking charges surrounding Southend Hospital - and residents in neighbouring roads fear they may lose their resident spaces. A comprehensive change to the parking scheme surrounding Southend Hospital is set to be discussed by Southend Council’s traffic and working party on Thursday. The council has stated that due to an increase 13

September 8, 2018 11:04 AM End in sight for Park South street Farnborough Road's parking woes?

AN END could finally be in sight for parking problems that have rumbled on for years. Parish councillors voted this week to carry out an informal consultation on plans to create extra parking spaces in Park South to tackle rogue drivers on Farnborough Road. The area has seen problems with non-residents parking their cars for several years. It is not helped 9

September 7, 2018 11:17 AM Residents angry at plans for new homes in Hove

Two previous applications to build a three-storey five-bedroom house in place of the bungalow in Tongdean Road were refused. One neighbour, Elaine Noble, raised concerns about increased noise due to more people living on the site. She said: “There will be a huge increase in noise and disturbance both during the building work but also when the flats and maisonette 11

September 7, 2018 5:01 AM OPINION: Don't be so quick to judge others

She is one of the thousands of people suffering from hidden disabilities who, nevertheless, need their special vehicle and disabled parking space. Unfortunately, people are very quick to judge today – and just as quick to voice their opinion – and individuals like Alison often have to suffer even more as a result. Sometimes, such helpful people actually 11

August 28, 2018 4:43 PM 'Southend's reputation is in the gutter'

You cannot go to Southend these days without being pestered by beggars or rough sleepers. If genuine, then I have every sympathy for them, but a lot are not. Why are we selling off the Seaway carpark when the backlog of cars stretches back along the A127? We need more parking, not less. The reputation of Southend is in the gutter with the drugs problem 28

August 27, 2018 7:25 AM One Step Ahead pre-school could make way for community centre in Nevendon Road, Wickford

PLANS have been proposed to demolish a pre-school in Wickford to create a new community building. The One Step Ahead pre-school at Nevendon Playcentre in Nevendon Road could be demolished as part of a project to create a new community centre, including a brand new pre-school building for One Step Ahead. The plans proposed by the Basildon Council regeneration 9

August 25, 2018 7:36 AM M6 traffic latest: M6 CLOSED for FIVE HOURS

However, Highways England said motorists will still face long delays in both directions ways adding to Bank Holiday travel chaos. Highways England tweeted: "The @CMPG-led incident on #M6 at J10 #Walsall #Wolverhampton #WestMidlands has been cleared, restrictions removed in both directions, however long delays remain on the approaches. Please allow extra 13

August 9, 2018 4:05 AM Burger van man struggling after being kicked out of his spot of 22 years

Three months ago, the council gave him a new location at the top of Wilson Avenue, just by the by the crossing to Warren Road. Because of the comparatively isolated spot, his previous customers have been using social media tell people about the veteran burger flipper’s new site in an attempt to entice old and new customers to the van. He said: “Obviously 13

July 28, 2018 1:40 PM Public have their say on NRM plans

PLANS for tunnels, bridges and other possible changes to the National Railway Museum have been on display in York. Scores of local residents visited the museum on Saturday for the second consultation event, and were encouraged to leave their thoughts in notes on the displays, before an outline planning application is submitted next month. Judith McNicol 16